Taylor Swift wins MTV's Video of the Year

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Dimitrios Kambouris VMN19/Getty Images for MTV

During her speech, the "Tempo" hitmaker - who had performed a medley of her greatest hits "Past That Dutch", "Work It" and "Lose Control" - admitted it "means so much" to her and thanked her fans for their support over the past two decades. Swift-donning her signature red lipstick, along with a gold bustier and matching booties paired with a glittering violet hot-pant suit-had opened the show with a rainbow-colored performance of "You Need to Calm Down" and "Lover", guitar in hand.

"If you're a young child that's out there watching this show who is different, who feels misunderstood, we've never needed you more than now to share your art, share your stories, share your truth with the world no matter what you identify as, who you identify as, who you love, this is such a handsome place", said Hall, who co-executive produced the video. "I loved it, yeah I saw it and we talked about it backstage and then Taylor thought it was hilarious". Rapper French Montana and "GLOW" star Alison Brie took a pro-immigration stance when they presented the award for best Latin music video. She's a living legend who's still as relevant and as fly as ever - something on full display at the pop-up Museum of Missy Elliott that hit New York City last week - and as long as she keeps getting her freak on, we're all the better for it.

"I know that she would have been happy", Elliott told ESSENCE. "This is such a handsome place", said Hall, who co-executive-produced the video.

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When returning to their seats, Shawn Mendes adorably carried girlfriend Camila's dress. A notably absent Ariana Grande, who posted a banner first half of the year, won three awards including Artist of the Year.

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